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  1. Listened to a recent NLU podcast today. They say rumors are that the PGL are floating $200m to $250m to Tiger. They didn't say over what term, but that's double his lifetime tour winnings. They also said the scuttlebutt is that the PGL has $1B in cash ready to back this. Of course, none of this is confirmed.
  2. Unless they're walking to the tee box when I get there, I'd jump them without question.
  3. I tend to lose focus riding in a cart. I do more chatting and less thinking about the last/next shot. I also think I stay looser while walking, but that benefit may be cancelled out by feeling more fatigued towards the end of a round. I'm not sure if any of that translates to a real difference in score. Either way, I think is more enjoyable to walk. I wish more courses were walking-only.
  4. Their attitude on social media and in the comments really puts me off. And their article on union green reads like an advertisement but they're not up front about it. Hard to take them seriously
  5. I'm heading down in 2 weeks. We're not playing Dormie, but while we were sorting out our options someone in our group did call and it was still open for public play. At least through March 1. Mid Pines or Pine Needles were targets for us but they're hosting a tournament that weekend. So we're staying at Pinehurst Manor and playing: Thursday - Pinehurst No. 3 Friday - Pinehurst No. 4 and The Cradle. Saturday - Pinehurst Nos. 2 and 8. Sunday - Tobacco Road. Its my first trip to the area, but I'll report back.
  6. I probably wouldn't lay out $700 to gain 5 yards if you're not getting better dispersion. But I'm surprised you didn't pick up more. Of course everyone is different but I just switched from an R11S to a Cobra Speedback. During the fitting, I swung the Cobra 2mph slower--likely because I was getting tired towards the end of a full bag fitting--but still hit it 23 yards farther on the launch monitor. I was fitted into a $400 shaft but ended up buying a shaft with a similar profile that I could get direct from Cobra with no upcharge. I've only played 1 round, but I did find myself further down the fairway than normal and in front of my playing partner who usually beats me. Like Dave said, I think the technology of clubheads has significantly improved since the R11S.
  7. Nice review! I've been on the fence ever since my GG kept crapping out and became too frustrating to bother using. I miss all the GG stats. But spending $ on GG has left me gunshy about buying Arccos.
  8. If you're serious about having fun, the answer is Union Green.
  9. This gist of the article I read was that the specs and characteristics of the ball are not known, but that's not okay because that's not what their target players care about and because they have a well branded website. Wouldn't the people who dont care to have the "best" ball just buy an ammo box?
  10. I've got Majors that I bought last year and a pair of Originals on the way. I don't remember what my first pair was but they lasted a long time.
  11. Just bought my third pair of Trues. I really wouldn't consider anything else at this point. They're the most comfortable shoes--not just golf shoes--I've ever worn.
  12. +1 My VA3 works great as an easy and convenient GPS. I like seeing the steps and mileage, too. Its nice sometimes when I hit a good drive and the distance since my last hit shows up on the watch. But it doesn't record each shot consistently enough to be useful for any sort of average or aggregate analysis.
  13. Probably not. But it doesn't cost anything to have them built to the right size.
  14. When I was fitted for my last set they were cut 1/4". The fitter said it helped me find the center of the face more consistently. When I was fitted a few weeks ago the fitter thought that made no sense and fit me for standard length clubs. The standard length of the older clubs were shorter, too, so the difference was a full inch, I think. Maybe 3/4
  15. They come with full-length 14-way dividers. https://www.tgw.com/golf-bags/golf-stand-bags/sun-mountain-2019-45-ls-14-way-stand-bag I got a Clicgear this year too but I almost never use it. I find it significantly less strenuous to carry than to push.
  16. I've used a Sun Mountain Four5 with 14-way, full length dividers for the past 5 years or so. No complaints at all. I think I'm going to try the Three5 this year though, without the 14-way.
  17. I had a similar experience. I was fit into a Cobra F9 with a $400 Diamana RF Series 50g. I looked up the shaft noted the weight, torque, kickpoint, etc., then looked up the shafts available from Cobra and picked the one with the most similar characteristics. I just got the club yesterday, so I can't tell you if it worked, but that's one idea for you.
  18. I was going to say this, too. I played two rounds at my course before joining and I know that other courses in the area do the same. I dont know that it applies for exclusive courses, though. I'd just call their membership person and ask about the process. They'll either invite you out to play or not.
  19. Do we know how soon after a round any PCC adjustment will take place? And do we know if they will make those adjustments during the off-season?
  20. That's exactly what I did with the driver. I'd be surprised if I felt like the similar shaft wasn't a good fit and I could always buy it later anyway.
  21. Notice the difference? If you're on a launch monitor you will. I certainly saw the difference, sometimes small, sometimes big, between the shafts I tried. For the ones that were similar, I probably couldn't tell the difference on the course, though. Is it worth an extra $400 to make your drive 1% better? Not to me. But if I was better, or richer, it could be. I don't think CC is more expensive than any place else. I think their approach to fitting is to find the absolute perfect fit for you, regardless of the price. So you end up with exotic shafts, and they recommend purring and whatnot.
  22. I got fitted at CC a few weeks ago. Knowing they were expensive to buy from, my intent was to see what was best for me, and then go buy somewhere else. Ended up with an iron/shaft combo that's not available from the mfg. So I'd have to buy the clubs, also buy shafts, and pay CC to assemble. It was a standard brand shaft, so I assumed at the time that it was going to be available with my irons and didn't ask about cheaper options. Only saw the price after the full bag fitting was complete--just over $2k. Which is basically the normal price for the irons and the shafts and a slightly high rate to assemble. Its the selection that drove the price, not inflated prices. Same thing with the wedges. OEM offers 3 different wedge shafts under that brand, but not the one I was fitted for. Also recommended a $300 shaft for my 3 wood and a $400 shaft for my driver. That was fine and expected. I was interested to see how much a difference the shafts made and I knew those were probably going to be expensive. But what did bother me some was that I was very close between two different shafts, basically a toss up. Only after researching later, I saw the other shaft was $200 less. Price was simply not part of the equation. So the driver for example, was like $800. Anyway, I just did some research on those shafts and looked for shafts available from the OEM with similar characteristics (weight, torque, kick points, etc.). If I don't like it, I can always buy a shaft later. I wouldn't necessarily go in there with a hard budget. But if I did it all over again, once we settled on heads, I'd just tell them I only want to try shafts the OEM offers with those heads. I'm sure they'd oblige. I wanted the fitting experience of seeing different shafts, and I enjoyed it. It was fun and I think I learned a lot about my swing, my clubs, etc. And really, their prices weren't much higher than buying new elsewhere. Its just expensive when you add specialty shafts and the associated labor to every club. I think if I was a more serious player, I'd want the absolute best setup for me, I'd go back and fit through them. When the clubs come in, I think they also have you hit them all (not just 6 iron used for the fitting) and make sure gaping and everything else is right. There's value there.
  23. Also interested in any good recommendations for one of these.
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